StorSimple

Microsoft Azure StorSimple Manager allows you to centrally manage all your StorSimple devices from Azure Portal. It provides the ability to configure and monitor devices, provision storage, setup backup and recovery to any other managed device with a simple to use interface.

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  1. Enable StorSimple reporting with Power BI

    I would like to access StorSimple data and present it in Power BI as similar to Azure Backup Report for Power BI. There is a demand at my work for data to be displayed using Power BI.

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    • Allow physical StorSimple appliances for CSP subscriptions

      My understanding is that currently, StorSimple physical appliances can only be used on an EA subscription. As a Direct CSP, my company is helping a lot of customers migrate from EA to CSP because of all the value added capabilities with CSP vs EA. The problem is that if a customer has a physical StorSimple device (which means they have to be on an Azure EA subscription), we cannot even connect that physical applicance to a CSP subscription - even if we could, there is no way to migrate the StorSimple data from one subscription to another.

      So, what I'm…

      15 votes
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      • Storsimple 8100 reporting

        I would like to export and automate the Storsimple reporting. It would be good if you could get the reports in excel or pdf format to me email.

        I would also want to see the reports from one month period. Now you have only one day, one week or one year periods to select. It would be also good to get the report from specific period of time. Not just from from specified time period before current time. Like from 1.8. - 31.8.

        Another good solution would also be if we could see the Storsimple reports in Power Bi.

        13 votes
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        • StoreSimple Storage Admin Volume Access Permission (Role based model)

          Minimum requirement:
          Due to the fact that a company can have the requirement for 4-eye principle in for example Backup Retention / Deletion.

          In the case with two StorSimple Management Services in place with the Same Data in each: There must be a way to give some Storage Admins the access permissions to manage one StorSimple Management Service and some other Storage Admins access rights to manage the other StorSimple Management Service.

          Role Base Access Best Case scenario:
          The Access Permission is configurable based on following element

          Volume (at least Volume Container):
          - Delete prevention
          - Create prevention
          - Increase…

          6 votes
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          • Backup Integratoin by API for Application consistent Backup

            It would be greate if the Time Point Objective of a Backup could be controlled by a Powershell Script Integration (API) to provide Application Consistent Backup capability.

            A such API could be used for example in combination with Riverbed SteelFusion Technology to provide end to end Application Consistent Backup.

            3 votes
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            • Rename Volume

              Please provide back the Volume (LUN) rename capability you have recently removed in the StorSimple Manager

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              • Incorrect value for local storage usage reported in portal

                Storsimple manager in portal (StorSimple 1200) reports wrong value for local usage in portal. It shows equal values for local usage and primary usage. Looking at the hcs_stats and/or performance counters, they report the correct values. See attached screenshot:

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                • Insight in backup usage

                  GIve insight in the amount of data in Azure storage that is used for the backups created with StorSimple (8100). Currently it is not possible to see how much data is actual live data and how much is used for backups. And when this is possible it would be nice to be able to modify the backup policies as well ( https://feedback.azure.com/forums/257791-storsimple/suggestions/16651912-allow-modification-of-backup-retention-on-storsimp )

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                  • Add further functionality to the backup policy configuration on storsimple

                    Automated Expiry \ Retention on Backup sets and the ability to delete multiple backups from the catalog or... implement the expiry \ retention feature :)

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                    • Provide support as a backup target for MAB

                      Allow Microsoft Azure backup on premise server to use StorSimple as backup target to retain primary backup on premise for at least 7 days

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                      • Powershell for all Virtual storesimple functionallity in ARM

                        Powershell for all Virtual storesimple functionallity in ARM

                        Starting with:
                        Manual backup
                        Failover commands

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                        • Add SMB shares to physical appliances

                          A lot of companies don't want to introduce iSCSI to their network infrastructure, making StorSimple really hard to sell. They like the idea for fileservers, and appreciate the redundancy a physical device can deliver.
                          Basically they're looking for StorSimple Virtual Array functionality, in the physical appliances: SMB Shares

                          73 votes
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                          • Increase the maximum number of files per share and per virtual array

                            1 Million files per share MAX limit is not realistic for shares that can be up to 20TB in size. 1 Million files isn't enough to accommodate your average file share on a file server.

                            Also, 4 Million files per StorSimple Virtual Array is also extremely limiting.

                            It would be very useful of these limits were raised significantly.

                            39 votes
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                            • PowerShell command to collect "Used Cloud Storage"

                              My customer need PowerShell command to collect "Used Cloud Storage" of StorSimple, because they want to make their original report around StorSimple.

                              Could you provide us the such kind of PowerShell command for future ?

                              19 votes
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                              • add Azure​.StorSimple powershell module in ARM

                                Currently there are no PowerShell cmdlets for AzureRM.StorSimple

                                I need to be able to deletes an access control record.

                                current cmdlets don't work because i build my StorSimple1200 in ARM

                                Remove-AzureStorSimpleAccessControlRecord -ACRName "Acr10" -WaitForComplete -Force

                                8 votes
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                                • Virtual StorSimple on Linux

                                  Right now its only working on Windows vm but it will awesome to have ability deploy Virtual StorSimple on linux machine or VM.

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                                  • StorSimple as a Backup Target for DPM

                                    Similar to Veritas and Veeam, provide support for DPM

                                    30 votes
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                                    • StorSimple Virtual Array Bandwidth Limitations

                                      Implement ability to limit bandwidth utilization overall and on a schedule

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                                      • Ability to hide .backup folder on virtual storsimple 1200

                                        When the storsimple 1200 is in File server configuration a .backup folder is presented on each share. I would like the ability to make the .backup folder hidden so users couldn't see it.

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                                        • Enable files auditing on SVA (FS MODE)

                                          Know who make any operation(Add, Delete, Modify,...) on the file share from SVA

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